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Glen Echo is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, that was chartered in 1904. The population was 255 at the 2010 census. Glen Echo derives its name from Edward and Edwin Baltzley, who came up with the name c. 1888. Their advertising booklet for the town was titled "Glen Echo on the Potomac: The Washington Rhine". The town is famous for its Chautauqua cultural events and its old amusement park, the famous Glen Echo Park, now a U.S. National Park. Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, lived in Glen Echo the last 15 years of her life.


If you are looking for travel information of Glen Echo in United States, you've come to the right place. The nearest major city to Glen Echo is Washington D. C.. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Washington D. C. for its bountiful attractions like Washington Monument, United States Capitol, Lincoln Memorial on your trip to Glen Echo. Also, to reach Glen Echo, you'll have to take a flight to Washington D. C.; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Glen Echo are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Glen Echo*

  • Pollution Statistics in Glen Echo

    Know the pollution level of Glen Echo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 10 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 10 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10 (Very Low)
  • Glen Echo: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Glen Echo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Glen Echo.

    • Burglary and Theft 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 20 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 22.22 (Low)
  • Living in Glen Echo - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Glen Echo is 201.39 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.88 (High)
    • Climate Index 83.07 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 13.45 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 89.1 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.56 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.38 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 115.71 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Glen Echo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Glen Echo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.4 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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